riparian rap

Steve Gough speaks at Science Cafe this week.

Steve will talk about flood science at the Carbondale Science Center’s Science Cafe at 7pm Thursday September 27.

He’ll be interviewed on WSIU Radio at 8:15 am on Tuesday the 25th.
UPDATE: Listen to Steve’s interview with Brad Palmer on WSIU from the morning of Tuesday, September 25th.

Steve will discuss the science behind flood policy, including climate change and the 2011 floods that caused billions of dollars in damage on the Middle and Lower Mississippi.  He blogged extensively about the controversial Birds Point levee opening in May of 2011 (see May archives of this blog for all posts).

We’ll use this blog post to list links and citations for this talk, and will be adding more during the week.

Links in no particular order: Great science-based climate information site.

Earth Observatory 2011 flood page with link to Riparian Rap

Sundarbans satellite photo; near mouth of the Ganges.

US Climate Change Science Program

David Roberts at Grist writes good articles about climate science.

National Academies Climate Science page.

Scientific American on Fox News distortions of climate science.

Em4 floodplain formation movie.

LRRD time-lapse hydrograph movie.

US Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District.

National Flood insurance program.

Riparian Rap

Birds Point posts. These include many links to news and public policy documents.

Birds Point myths